Vintage-themed jazz band

The Swing Ninjas

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About The Swing Ninjas

Vintage-themed jazz band
Brighton
Public liability insurance of £10 million
High energy, 4-part harmony, singing swing band combing the best of New Orleans and UK swing - playing well known and original swing.

BIO Starting out life as a busking trio, the Swing Ninjas, now up to an 8-piece band, headline festivals from Virginia to Bahrain. Playing and singing a mix of New Orleans' swing and new UK swing, with a modern musical flair, this Brighton (UK) based band is taking the sound of a raucous 1930s band to all stages and parties that can fit them on. With 2 original albums and 4 albums of classic NOLA-UK jazz/swing, it’s little wonder this fun-loving, charming and soulful group play over 150 shows a year. Uniquely, they can be mobile (walkabout) or mic'd up on stage - or both! 100 year-old music is given a breathe of fresh air by the highly skilled energetic performance, group vocal harmonies, immaculate dress and tongue-in-cheek charm of the band. This is not stagnant swing and jazz as you know it. The main band comprises of alto sax, helicon/tuba, Gibson guitar, double bass, piano and drums (depending on the size of band) and features group vocal harmonies. GIG HIGHLIGHTS Recent public gig highlights include a tour to Virgina (USA) New Orleans (USA), Bahrain Jazz Festival (Bahrain), Lenk (Switzerland), WOMAD Festival (UK), Twinwood Festival (UK), Guinness Jazz Festival (Ireland), Hamburg Lindy Exchange (2014), Moods Jazz Club (Zurich), Oxford Lindy Exchange, Moulin Rouge (Paris), Chill Out Festival (Istanbul), White Mink (London), Royal Albert Hall (London), as well as playing dance events and parties in Germany, Italy, France, Holland, Monaco, Luxembourg, Belgium, Portugal and a plethora of other venues, festivals and parties in cities around Europe.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Christmas, Film / TV music, Marching, Klezmer, Jewish music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

King of the Swingers
Sweet Georgia Brown
Five Feet Two
Exactly Like You
If I Had You
Almost Like Being In Love
Avalon
It Had To Be You
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Minor Swing
Nagasaki
South Of France
Trust In Me
Nature Boy
Sweet Sue
Russian Lullaby
Besame Mucho
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
Blue Drag
Caravan
Jada
Bei Mir Bistdu Cheyn
Hava Nagila
Mazel Tov
Simen tov masel tov
Joseph Joseph
Miserlou
After You’ve Gone
I’ve Found A New Baby
Les Yeux Noir
St. James’ Infirmary
Tiger Rag
Cement Mixer
Sugar
Hungaria
Dunkin’ Bagels
Putting On The Ritz
Lester Leaps In Rosetta
Cherokee
Walking Stick
Buona Sera
When I Get Low
Mack the Knife
Hit That Jive Jack
Flat Foot Floogie
Numerous original Swing tunes

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£600
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£800

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Tiffany, 3 months ago

The boys were very easy to talk to during the booking process. They gave a fantastic performance and fully entertained the crowd. Thank you so much

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David B, 1 year ago

Awesome

From other customers:

Princess S, 5 years ago

Thanks so much for your wonderful performance at the “Bal des Etoiles”. You are very talented, I am sure we will work again on another beautiful ball!

Rock M, 3 years ago

flowing dresses and sharp suits...you can hear the band are having a whole heap of fun...

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